Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Nov 2019)
Brief Synopsis – After skipping school, three 6th graders go on a quest to try and find a replacement for a broken “drone” owned by one of their father but never expect to be dealing with drugs, teenage girls and the potential of going to a party later that evening.
My Take on it – This is such a terrible film that wasn’t enjoyable at all.
The story moves along in a very silly arc and doesn’t feel realistic in any way, shape or form.
The characters aren’t developed at all and they all actually seem really out of place in many of the situations that they are placed in.
It’s extremely hard to care about these characters or feel sympathy for them because of the way things are presented.
This is a movie that tries really hard to emulate and revisit the kind of teen comedies of the 80’s that worked so well.
Unfortunately tho, they forget that these characters aren’t teens but actually tweens and that destroys any hope of this being more enjoyable due to the way they try to make these characters act and seem older than they truly are.
This film has one scene that works really well and that is the “Frogger” scene which is the sole bright spot in this really boring and unintelligible movie which misses an opportunity to be much better.
Bottom Line – Terrible film that doesn’t find a way to be interesting at all. The characters all seem out of place in this story and none of them are interesting enough to care about. The film tries too hard to emulate an 80’s teen comedy yet they forget that those films worked because they featured teens and NOT tweens. The only scene worth watching in this horrendous film is the “Frogger” scene which is quite funny, but is unfortunately the only bright spot in a really boring and unintelligent film.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – While he doesn’t appear in the film itself, producer Seth Rogen plays himself in a short skit introducing the official red band trailer (intended for adult audiences only), where he tells the three leads they’re too young to watch the trailer. (From IMDB)
Rating –Razzie Worthy (2/10)
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